The 3DS and Wii U eShop will be shutting down at the end of this month and that means there’s only so much time left to buy all the digital games you can buy at Nintendo’s old storefronts. YouTuber, streamer, and video game media personality Gerard “The Completionist” Khalil has taken this to the next level with a literal buy all The game available on these platforms.
The main driving force behind this idea was video game preservation – aiming to “save” every title for the 3DS and Wii U eShop before they are lost forever. The mission was a success but it came at a price, with the total number of purchases increasing $22,791.
Here’s some info on why Khalil wants to do this – revealing how you’ll donate all consoles and storage units to the Video Game History Foundation so this digital library can “live on”:
“Lost media is a very real thing in terms of video game preservation, since the industry began, we risk every day losing games forever, which is why this is so important. That is why I have long been a supporter of non-profits such as the Video Game History Foundation and their efforts To support video game code preservation, print media, and more.in fact we started a special charity event called Preserve Play, which is an annual charity event to raise money for them, and this year it’s happening on April 15th and 16th on my Twitch channel and I’m going to donate these consoles and all of them The Video Game History Foundation eventually saved it so all of those games could be played. And that’s how it ended – every game available on Nintendo Wii U and 3DS has been saved – it cost a lot of time and money, but it was totally worth it to keep the game.” .
Funds for this mission have been raised with the support of The Completionist’s sponsors. In the end, 866 WiiU And 1547 3DS games (including DSiWare, Virtual Console, and DLC) purchased with 464 eShop cards. the complete I dealt with libraries 1.2 TB on Wii U And 267 GB on the 3DS.
Of course, there was a lot Among the hurdles to overcome, from stores restricting the purchase of eShop cards to Nintendo allowing only a certain amount of funds per digital wallet. Certain games even had to be completed before DLC can be purchased, which made the whole process a nightmare at times.
This effort means that 3DS and Wii U fans can now rest easy knowing that all of those digital games have already been saved when the Store services close. March 27th. The video documenting the entire journey is worth a good look, and it even has a 3DS game recommendation from our Nintendo Life video producer Zion Grassl.